Diseases of cyclamen: how to cure cyclamen from fungal diseases and other parasites (aphids, insects, larvae…). Diseases related to nutritional deficiencies and all the information on the care to be dedicated to the plant.
The namecyclamencomes from the Greekcyclos(circle) and refers to the roundness of the tuber of this plant. When it comes tocure cyclamen, it will be difficult to have to deal with bacteriosis or virulence. Thecyclamenis more prone to contractingfungal diseases, mushrooms, in fact, constitute a constant danger for thecyclamen.
Other diseases that can damage ourscultivation of cyclamenthey are related to the wrong care we give to plants. If we water too much or if we keep the plants in unsuitable positions, it is likely that the cyclamen will show symptoms of discomfort. In this article we will look at the different onessymptoms of cyclamen diseasesanalyzing, from time to time, thecareto be imparted to plants.
Diseases of cyclamen related to our care
In the article dedicated to cultivation of cyclamen at home we have analyzed all the symptoms related to the most common deficiencies.
Many cyclamen diseases, in fact, they are related tocaremistakes that we dedicate to our potted plants. Especially if grown at home or on the balcony, ours cyclamen may have to contend with:
- Excess of water
- Water shortage
- Too high temperatures
- Too low temperatures
- Irrigation with tap water
- Excess of light
- Few light
- Water stagnation
For all related symptoms and diseases, we invite you to read the page dedicated tocyclamen in the house. Generally, to remedy diseases related to ourscareincorrect, it is essential to quickly restore the ideal conditions of thecyclamen.
An example: if the jets of the cyclamen are very elongated, curved or you have even witnessed the opening towards the outside of the rosette of leaves ... You must immediately restore the ideal temperature conditions because the plant is placed in an environment with excessively high temperatures.
Diseases of cyclamen, symptoms and treatments
Among the most formidable enemies of thecyclamenwe point out imushrooms. Among the most common fungal diseases, as always, is gray mold.
Cyclamen gray mold, symptoms and treatment
On the leaves there are areas of brown rot, with a soft consistency and which in the presence of high humidity, become covered with a substance similar tomold.
The affected tissues tend to rot and fall off while in severe cases, the plant quickly decays.
THEmini cyclamenordwarf cyclamen, are more exposed to gray mold. We immediately point out that here too there is a lack of ours in terms ofcare: gray mold develops when cyclamen is exposed in an area with little air exchange and an excess of humidity.
How to get rid of cyclamen gray mold? Avoid specific chemical reagents because if you do not intervene upstream, the problem will recur. Just improve the environmental conditions.
Reduce watering and move the plants to a more airy and brighter place. To prevent the disease, avoid water stagnation and too frequent irrigation.
Manually removed the affected parts of the plant.
Cyclamen with spots on the leaves
If the leaves of the cyclamen have elongated or rounded spots, with a diameter ranging from a few millimeters to 1-2 cm, and a rooster-brown or gray color, your plant is attacked by a fungus.
Manually removed the leaves of the affected plant treated with a copper-based fungicide. Quarantine affected plants.
Cyclamen root rot, symptoms and treatments
THEroot rot of cyclamenthey are caused by fungi that live in the soil and proliferate in the presence of excess water.
The cyclamen has yellowed leaves and plant parts (yellow leaves), flowering stops and in the most serious cases, the flowers collapse as well as the leaves. In the advanced stages, the only thing to do is to quarantine the plant and try a treatment with Proclorax-based fungicides. Better to prevent disease by using very draining soils.